Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Zurawski & Tran 10/23 7pm IPRC

Magdalena Zurawski & Stacey Tran

The Switch is happy to co-host a reading with Spare Room featuring Magdalena Zurawski and Stacey Tran

Friday, October 23
IPRC 1001 SE Division
Portland, OR
7:00 PM

Magdalena Zurawski's poetry collection Companion Animal was published in 2015 by Litmus Press. Her novel, The Bruise (FC2 2008), won both the Ronald Sukenick Prize for innovative fiction and the LAMBDA Award for Lesbian Debut Fiction. Her online column on teaching aesthetics after Ferguson can be viewed at Jacket2. Zurawski teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Georgia.

Stacey Tran is a curator of Pure Surface and an editor at Poor Claudia. www.staceytran.com


After everyone stops
smoking the Ovid
it gets ugly to be alive.

The dead refuse us
and instead someone I know turns over
a police car and nothing

happens anymore not even
my face so empty and
too full of other people's


I was bored and you
were bored, remember?

We dreamed of
leaving our heads
without a single
noun in them.

Magdalena Zurawski


I'm in no danger

flowers resemble
years of wandering
aiming elsewhere

a puzzle of a map

try to help

scatter laughter

pick out paint

exaggerated care

a nest
an open wound

Stacey Tran